Boys Varsity Football
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Aug 30, 2019
- COMETS: 0
LAMPETER STRASBURG HIGH SCHOOL: 35
Lampeter-Strasburg earns emotional 35-0 win over Penn Manor
The end of an emotional week of practice found Lampeter-Strasburg without its starting quarterback, Sean McTaggart, for the season, and running back Owen Fikkert for the near future. And, six minutes into the game, losing the field position battle and about to fall behind.
The Pioneers needed something to rally around and they would get it, sparking a 35-0 mercy-rule nonleague victory over Penn Manor on Friday night in Lampeter. “It was a heck of a game,” Pioneers' coach John Manion said.
On the second possession of the game, Penn Manor’s Isaiah Stoltzfus took a screen pass 28 yards to L-S's 8 for a first and goal. But the shotgun snap to quarterback Luke Braas was high — for the third time in the game — and this time went over Braas’ head. LS turned those opportunities into scores.
Meanwhile, John Brubaker, whose Comets dropped to 1-1 overall, could only lament the early opportunity, and momentum, lost. “We weren't real clean with some of our exchanges there,” he said. “I thought we started out well. Turnovers hurt us a bit (the Comets lost the fumble and had two interceptions) and our defense was on the field a lot tonight. “Give L-S credit, they came to play with a purpose tonight. We didn't,” Brubaker said.
Largely because L-S's defense clamped down hard, holding the Comets to 96 yards total offense, including minus-22 rushing on 19 tries. Christian Garver had a pair of sacks, and Jake Hines and Parker Owens had big tackles for losses for the Pioneers. Nolt was 4 for 10 for 41 yards, with a 22-yard TD completion to Martin, just over a minute to play in the first half.
Up next: Penn Manor looks to get back on track hosting Dallastown Friday night.